National Parks in India

A land with a wide range of diversity also fits even with the wildlife. Few of the most breathtaking animals call India their shelter; the royal Bengal tiger, An Asiatic Lion, Asiatic elephant, The Indian Rhino, the sloth bear are in focus.

A country where once the Jungles were prospered with the poaching, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries brought a warm welcome change to India.

The list of national parks is long and diverse as Indian traditions and culture. India has a total number of more than 200 National parks and 540 wildlife sanctuaries spread across nearly in all the states; each holds the most thrilling flora and fauna in its extremity.

Wildlife conservation started with declaring Jim Corbett National Park was the first declared National Park in 1936 in India.

In India, there is a large dissimilarity in the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries including Tiger reserves, bird sanctuary, marine parks, desert sanctuary, and a floating national park!

 

Brief Info About National Parks:

 

The term “National Park” enlighten a protected or conserved area:

1) For the outstanding flora, fauna, geological formations and natural beauty;

2) Where poaching, killing or capturing of fauna, harm to any wild animal or of its habitat, or annihilation and accumulation of flora, and weapons are strictly prohibited only except in the case of improvement and better care of wildlife, issues are handled by and under the control of authorities of the park;

3) Where pasturing and living is prohibited.

The more important thing that there is no alteration of the boundaries of a national park shall be made except on the bill passed by the legislature (assembly) of the state.

Declaration of National Park:

 

The state government has the right itself to declare an area as a national park or a wildlife sanctuary, by reason of its floral, faunal, ecological, geomorphological or zoological association or importance, required to be constituted as a National Park with an intention of protecting, propagating, and developing the wildlife in the specific area.

It may be done by publishing an official notification, declare its intention behind that declaring that area as a National Park. (Subsection (1) of section 35).

Provided that where any of the parts of the territorial waters suggested being including in the list of National Park, the provisions of section 26-A shall apply about the declaration of a National Park.

Provided further that the restrictions of the area of the regional waters to be featured in the sanctuary shall be demarcated in consultation with the Chief Naval Hydrographer of the Central Government ( as mentioned in Wildlife Protection Society of India, 2003).

Even the Indian central government also has the right to declare any landscape as a National park with the proper examination of the area with the best conditional reports for the conservation and protection of flora and fauna.

Here is a complete state wise list of all the declared national parks in India:

S.N.Name of the National ParksName of state & Union TerritoryNumber of National ParksArea sq. km
1

Sri Venkateswara Park(1989)

Papikonda National Park(2008)

Rajiv Gandhi National Park(2005)

Andhra Pradesh31368.88
2

Mouling National Park(1986)

Namdapha National Park(1983)

Arunachal Pradesh22290.82
3

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park(1999)

Kaziranga National Park(1974)

Manas National Park(1990)

Nameri National Park(1998)

Orang National Park(1999)

Assam51977.79
4Valmiki National Park(1989)Bihar1335.65
5

Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park(1981)

Indravati (Kurtu) National Park(1982)

Kanger Ghati National Park(1982)

Chhattisgarh32899.08
6Mollem National Park(1992)Goa1107
7

Blackbuck National Park(1976)

Gir Forest National Park(1975)

Marine Gulf of Kutch park(1982)

Vansda National Park(1979)

Gujarat4480.12
8

Kalesar National Park(2003)

Sultanpur National Park(1989)

Haryana248.25
9

Great Himalayan National Park(1984)

Inderkilla National Park(2010)

Kheerganga National Park(2010)

Pin Valley National Park(1987)

Simbalbara National Park(2010)

Himachal Pradesh52271.28
10

Dachigam National Park(1981)

Hemis National Park(1981)

Kishtwar National Park(1981)

Salim Ali National Park(1992)

Jammu & Kashmir43925
11Betla National Park(1986)Jharkhand1226.33
12

Anshi National Park(1987)

Bandipur National Park(1974)

Bannerghatta National Park(1974)

Kudremukh National Park(1987)

Nagarhole National Park(1988)

Karnataka52795.79
13

Anamudi Shola National Park(2003)

Eravikulam National Park(1978)

Mathikettan National Park(2003)

Pampadum National Park(2003)

Periyar National Park(1982)

Silent Valley National Park(1984)

Kerala6558.158
14

Bandhavgarh National Park(1968)

Kanha National Park(1955)

Madhav National Park(1959)

Mandla Fossils National Park(1983)

Panna National Park(1981)

Pench National Park(1975)

Sanjay National Park(1981)

Satpura National Park(1981)

Van Vihar National Park(1979)

Madhya Pradesh93656.36
15

Chandoli National Park(2004)

Gugamal National Park(1975)

Negaon National Park(1975)

Pench National Park(1975)

Sanjay Gandhi National Park(1983)

Tadoba National Park(1955)

Maharashtra61273.6
16 Keibul Lamjao National Park(1977)Manipur140
17

Balphakram National Park(1985)

Nokrek National Park(1986)

Meghalaya2267.48
18

Blue Mountains (Phawngpui) National Park(1992)

Murlen National Park(1991)

Mizoram2150
19Intanki National Park(1993)Nagaland1202.02
20

Bhitarkanika National Park(1988)

Simlipal National Park(1980)

Odisha2990.70
21

Desert National Park(1992)

Keoladeo National Park(1981)

Mount Abu National Park()

Ranthambore National Park

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan53947.07
22Khangchendzonga ParkSikkim11784
23

Guindy National Park

Gulf of Mannar National Park

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park

Mudumalai National Park

Mukurthi National Park

Tamil Nadu5307.84
24

Kasu Reddy National Park

Mrugavani National Park

Vanasthali

Telangana319.62
25

Clouded Leopard National Park

Rajbari National Park

Tripura236.71
26Dudhwa National ParkUttar Pradesh1490
27

Corbett National Park

Gangotri National Park

Govind National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Rajaji National Park

Valley Of Flowers National Park

Uttarakhand64915.44
28

Buxa National Park

Gorumara National Park

Jaldapara National Park

Neora Valley National Park

Singalila National Park

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal61981.65
29

Campbell Bay National Park

Galathea National Park

Mahatma National Park

Middle Button National Park

Mount Harriet National Park

North Button National Park

Rani Jhansi National Park

Saddle Peak National Park

South Button National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands91153.94

Explore The Wilderness And Natural Beauty At Top National Parks Of India

Here are few of the most exotic national parks of India that every wildlife enthusiast’s dream and that will mesmerize everyone with their peerless enchantment:

Flora in the jungle of Bandhavgarh

Ranthambhore National Park is situated near Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan a ...

The deep jungle of Bandhavgarh National Park is located in a basin surrounded by t ...

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park located in Madhya Pradesh state of India. It was given the sta ...

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is located on the banks of great Brahmaputra River. It is ...

elephant

Manas National Park is located in the Himalayan foothills and some part of the par ...

Sunderbans National Park became tiger reserve in 1973 and declared the national pa ...

Gir National Park also known as Gir Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat. This is last home ...

Corbett is the first and one of the finest, popular national park of India. Corbett National Park w ...

Periyar National Park which is also a Periyar Tiger Reserve located in the high ranges of the Weste ...

Desert National Park is located in Thar Desert of Rajasthan. This is situated near to Jaisalmer a f ...

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagzira Wildlife sanctuary is located in Bhandara Forest Division’s Tirora Range which is sit ...

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

The peaceful and calm Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is believed as one of the biggest wildlife sanctua ...

BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

B.R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 5,091 feet. BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary ...

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is an extension of the Bandipur National Park. The Moyar River which r ...

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the best bird watching parks in the entire world & a UNE ...

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park is one of the oldest National Parks located in the state of Maharashtra. It i ...

Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park is located in Aravalli hills one of the oldest mountain ranges of India. Sari ...

Rajaji National Park

The plenty of nature’s reward loaded in Rajaji National Park area which attracts the wildlife ...

Panna National Park

Panna National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh a central Indian state. Panna is about 57 KMS away ...

Pench National Park

Pench National Park or Pench Tiger Reserve is situated in both Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. 10% ...

Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958, a national park in 1977 and as a project tiger re ...

Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of flowers National Park is famous world over located in Garhwal Himalayas at the Bhyundar G ...

Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park is situated in the higher ranges of Himalaya into Chamoli district of Garh ...

Eravikulam National Park

The worth visiting Eravikulam National Park is located in the higher reaches of the Western Ghats, ...

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park is one of the oldest National Parks located in the state of Maharashtra ...

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole was hunting reserve of the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Nagarhole National Park is o ...

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park is located in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka -a South Indian state. Gi ...

Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary

Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary is also famous as Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. Littl ...

Marine National Park

The Marine National Park and Marine Sanctuary is India’s first Marine National Park. It was e ...

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is located in Eastern Himalayan foothills in the beautiful state of Assam. Jia ...

Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park is a one of the richest national park in terms of variety in flora and fauna ...

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park is a high elevation protected region established in 1981. Hemis high altitude n ...

Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park located in Sikkim is India’s one of the Biosphere reserves too. ...

Best time to visit these national park in India

Generally, you can travel to the national parks all throughout the year, but it is advisable not to travel there during the monsoons, as it is a mating season for many animals and most of the park remains closed from July to September. So It's advised to visit there from October to June.

Timing can also vary depending on what you want to experience. If you want to see the beauty of jungle along with wildlife than best time to visit is right after the monsoons season.

However, anyone visiting the national park in India never wants to miss a meet with the king of these jungles, the Royal Bengal Tiger. If you also want the same than plan your visit during March to April. Summer starts to arrive during these months and water bodies in most of these parks start shrinking.

Limited availability of water bodies creates greater opportunities for a wild encounter with the big cats as they come out of the deep forest to drink water or hunt animals around these water bodies.

On the other hand these months are not so hot compared to May and June making it easier to take a wildlife safari in jungles.

Planning a Wildlife Safari in the National parks of India

Where you spend your last holiday? Trekking across some of the famous hill stations or on beautiful beaches or at the dunes or the temples for the sake of mental peace?

What you think about giving your vacation a little wild spin this occasion!

From a broad, rich and diverse range of flora and fauna to magnificent wildlife, National park in India presents a pleasing landscape for every nature lover.

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